A Jereed Game in Kağıthane

Antoine Ignace Melling, Luigi Acquarone1890/1891

Pera Museum

Pera Museum

This painting by Acquarone, who was one of the court artists of Sultan Abdülhamid II, is an oil copy of the engraving Kağıthane, published in Melling’s book Voyage Pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore. In this respect, it constitutes an example of the copies made from engravings in the last quarter of the 19th century.

According to the description in Voyage Pittoresque, the jereed game played on horses takes place between the pages of Selim III at one of the favorite excursion spots in İstanbul, Kağıthane, referred to as the “Sweet Waters of Europe” by the Westerners.

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  • Title: A Jereed Game in Kağıthane
  • Creator: Luigi Acquarone (after Antoine Ignace Melling)
  • Date: 1890/1891
  • Physical Dimensions: w1200 x h655 cm
  • Collection: Orientalist Paintings Collection
  • Type: oil on canvas
  • Rights: Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation
  • External Link: Orientalist Paintings Collection